Journal of Orthopaedics Trauma Surgery and Related Research

Journal of Orthopaedics Trauma Surgery and Related Research

An Official Journal of Polish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

e-ISSN: 2449-9145

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Tarek El-Gamal

Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant Surgeon, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom


  • Original Article
    The timeliness of ankle fracture management from presentation to discharge; our experience from a district general hospital
    Author(s): Shafiq Shahban*, Ahmed Saad and Tarek El-Gamal

    Introduction: Unstable ankle fractures are a common presentation and operative intervention has proven to improve patient outcomes. Each stage of patient management can have an impact on patient length of stay and clinical outcome. Materials and Methods: From April 2017 to December 2017, we retrospectively analysed the data of 49 patients with a diagnosis of an unstable ankle fracture. The patient journey was assessed from presentation to the ED right through to discharge. Post-operative notes were also reviewed. Data was obtained through our Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN). Results: 49 patients had surgical fixation for their ankle fracture. Whilst in the ED, less than 50% of the patients had a radiographic diagnosis of an ankle fracture within 30 minutes of arrival. 25 patients were admitted to the ward within 4 hours, with some patients having to wait more than 9 hours.27 .. Read More»

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